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Solids control equipment- mud agitator

Mud agitator is also called drilling mud agitator, it is used for drilling fluid agitation mix, prevent drilling fluid solid particles in the tank circulation system deposit, cycle drilling fluid performance stability, mixed evenly. Aipu mud agitator has high efficiency and wide usage, compact structure, big intensity stirring, easy maintenance and other significant advantages.

Mud agitator structure

Mud agitator mainly consists of explosion-proof motor, reducer, base and impeller assembly, the connections between the motor and reducer, as well as between the reducer and impeller shaft, are all by rigid couplings, and four blades are welded into an impeller.

The combination of explosion-proof motor and reducer provides a convenient maintenance for the mud agitator during its operation and allows it to be used in a harsh operating condition. The motor is horizontally installed, which facilitates the installation, adjustment and replacement of mud agitator.

Choosing of mud agitator

The mud agitator stirs a mud slurry to maintain suspension of solids. It is mounted on top of the mud tank and has one or two impeller(s) immersed in the mud slurry. The impeller shaft is directly coupled to an electric drive motor that is available in several horsepower ratings from 7.5 to 25.

Mud agitator design should be based on tank dimension, inner depth and mud condition. Aipu horizontal agitators utilize worm gear drive. Welding type or casting type impeller for option. Its vertical location on the shaft is determined as a height from the tank bottom corresponding to the impeller diameter times 0.75. For example, a 20” impeller should be mounted 15” above the bottom.

Features and benefits of mud agitator

  1. Helical-bevel gearbox
  2. Explosion-proof electric motor
  3. Able to process 20 ppg drilling fluids
  4. Power available ranging from 2.2 to 22KW
  5. Compact, quiet, smooth and easy to maintain

Mud agitator can be used widely in various applications. Including drilling mud mixture, chemical agitating, food or beverage, etc. The mud agitator will help mix subject with powerful rate. To select mud agitator should know the processed subject, the tank dimension (including length, width, height). Then we’ll get proper horse power, shaft length and impeller type. Just contact Aipu solids control to get your answers.

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